Schlumberger Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. My experience with this company was okay. Some ups and downs with fracking.

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    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Midland, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Make alot of money due to alot of OT. You average anywhere from 14 to 16 hours a day.

    Cons

    Rigging up and rigging down can be back breaking. Especially when the veterans don't help. Away from home and family for long periods of time. Especially when your schedule only gives you 6 days off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized. Don't treat employees like another number. I understand that majority of the workforce are ex criminals, but don't treat us like it. Look into having 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off. Or even 3 weeks on, 3 off. 15 and 6 is probably on of the worst schedules in the oil industry.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Cost over Value

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits. bonus scheme is fair.

    Cons

    you are a number. no value for your worth. you get moved too often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rushed into making moves without any consultation of possible alternate scenarios.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. I enjoyed all of the people that I met during my time with the company but I had other plans for my career.

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    Former Employee - Junior Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Junior Field Engineer

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    The people within the company and the recruiting staff.

    Cons

    The challenges that you face as a Field Engineer are not for everyone.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Loved my job worked as equipment operator (frac) great company if you last through layoffs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Great safety training lots of hours overtime good money and good benefits

    Cons

    Your just a number to them

  6. Wonderful training in almost all aspects of well completion

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Excellent benefits
    -Fixed step program which is used as a benchmark for promotion

    Cons

    -Limited lifestyle. Work hours can be extremely lond

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Database admin

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Daily route is consistent with little change on work flow. Once you understand systems in place there is little change and nothing unexpected.

    Cons

    Expected work on weekends a couple times a month. Manager with a belief that oil and gas is a 365 day a year type of industry give workers little time off and mandates working on weekends and holidays. Work is redundant and not challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hours and expectations do not align with compensation for workers. Give more opportunity for growth and commend good workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Good company. Lots of opportunities to make good money but if the market goes bad expect to be laid off.

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Technologically advanced, colleagues are competent.

    Cons

    Big company and lots of levels to go through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your new employees in the field better work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Very good experience. Meet deadlines and you should be fine.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Amazing work environment. Very helpful people. You are never stuck in any work.

    Cons

    Sometimes the load of work gets too much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good training Program

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    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Training program. Well established and structured mentoring for entry level engineers. Good benefits. People are willing to help, discuss, agree and disagree. Broad spectrum to technology to work in.

    Cons

    Promotions are slow and a very tedious process, fraught with bureaucracy. Middle management have extremely unrealistic deadlines resulting in a lot of dissatisfaction and frustration. When market is bad, the company goes on an aggressive layoff cycle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the right people into middle management. Make poeple skills a critical criterion in evaluating candidates for line mangement. Have realistic deadlines and goals for projects.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Field Specialist

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    Former Employee - Field Specialist in Houma, LA
    Former Employee - Field Specialist in Houma, LA

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Team environment, challenge of the job, meeting new people

    Cons

    Distance traveled to and from work exceeded 110 miles per day. I would wake up before the sun rose, got home as the sun cam down. Did not have much time to spend with my family and attend school at the same time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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